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New Talkdemonic MP3: “March Movement”

Download the crashing cut off the post-rock duo's upcoming release, Eyes at Half Mast, out September 16.

Most recently revered for the organic trip-hop soundscapes of 2006’s sophomore full-length, Beat Romantic, instrumental duo Talkdemonic appear to be embarking on a deep sonic departure. “March Movement,” a tune off their forthcoming third effort, Eyes at Half Mast, employs tumbling cymbals and nimbly plucked banjo, paired with sometime Decemberists member Lisa Molinaro’s droning viola.

The track then breaks into a melange of sighing vocals and a low-rent electronic pulse, sounding as if Molinaro and multi-instrumentalist Kevin O’Connor are looking back to their past. But when the gambit is revealed and an Arcade Fire-worthy climax is promptly delivered, the tonal surprise is sufficient enough that the comedown coda is more than blissfully necessary. Eyes at Half Mast drops September 16 on Arena Rock Recordings.

Now Hear This: Talkdemonic, “March Movement”(DOWNLOAD MP3)